Today’s Save Story: Lena

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Lena could not believe her eyes.

Pregnant, again? At 22 years old, Lena already had a 7-month-old daughter.

She told her boyfriend she felt totally overwhelmed and that it would be impossible to handle having two babies under the age of two.

Lena googled abortion information and clicked on a Heroic Media ad, which connected her to a Pregnancy Help Center in Tampa, Florida.

She made an appointment and came into the center the same week.

At her appointment, Lena shared with the counselors her hopes, her dreams, and her wounds.

For years, her stepfather had sexually abused her, and her mother had never apologized, choosing her husband over her daughter.

The trauma of the abuse and the pain of her relationship with her mother still haunted her, making motherhood an even more challenging task.

The counselor shared with Lena that the pregnancy center offered healing classes she could take that specifically addressed childhood sexual trauma, and another class on healthy relationships.

Lena had an immediate opportunity to sit in on the healthy relationships class.

Completely engaged by the material, and amazed by the compassion and care the center provided, not only for her baby, but for her, Lena began to change her mind.

By the end of the 3-and-1/2-hour appointment, overwhelmed with the love and support from the center, Lena had changed her mind about wanting an abortion.

She chose life for her child and, with that, a new future for herself!

Abigail Borah
Abigail Borah is Heroic Media's Product Marketing Specialist. Involved in the pro-life movement since her days as an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, Abigail joined the Heroic Media team in May 2018. Having experienced an unexpected pregnancy herself, Abigail knows first-hand how necessary it is for women to have awareness of and access to the compassionate care and real help found at life-affirming Pregnancy Help Centers. Abigail’s son Gabriel is now two years old and the light of Abigail’s life! Abigail graduated with honors from UT-Austin in 2015 with a degree in Religion and History. Prior to joining Heroic Media, Abigail gained experience working in the trenches of the pro-life movement in a pregnancy help center and as a sidewalk counselor through her work at the St. John Paul II Life Center and the Central Texas Coalition for Life and speaking at churches, youth groups, fundraising events and on radio talk shows. Abigail and her son reside in Dripping Springs and are parishioners of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.
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